Mark has taught all levels of vocalists in the UK, across Europe and the USA. This has ranged from new starters to gold record-selling artists
Mark has a diploma in teaching contemporary singing from Voice College. At the end of the course Mark was nominated for the 'PJ Proby Student of the Year Award' This award is for outstanding achievement during the year. Mark completed the course with upper merit meaning that he was able to use the college's official seal of approval. Mark's preferred teaching is in musical theatre as this is where most of his stage experience lies however he also teaches all other styles of contemporary vocal work.
Mark is a keen practitioner of healthy singing techniques and avoiding strain and tension to the voice to reduce the risk of injury. He has a wide range of singing exercises and is well-experienced in finding and getting to the root of vocal issues.
Mark uses a process that he calls the A B C's of singing to ensure that the student is not only aware of what they are doing but also why. The A B C's are the three areas of the voice that you need to center on to have an effective and safe voice, A - Posture B - Breath - Noise (Singing) By using this process Mark is able to help even those that feel they have no hope to singing effectively. `~Based on the principle of children learning to read (No child can start with Harry Potter but instead they start learning ABC, then moving to cat, dog, kite, and so on) the ABCs of singing have been a great foundation for all of Mark's students.
"Your voice is like a fat man on a sofa who wants to beat Mo Farrah in a race. There is no way that you are just going to get up off the sofa and beat him straight away. What needs to happen is that you need to first get up and start walking. Then you start to jog, eat right, and then increase the training. Now you may never get to the heights of Mo, however, you will get a lot further from the other fat man on the sofa who never tried!" Mark James
In 2017 Mark's knowledge and experience as a vocal teacher was recognised when asked to be a judge for BBC One's prime time Saturday night smash hit 'All Together Now' sitting alongside stars such as ginger spice Geri Horner and comedian Rob Beckett.
Mark teaches privately and also runs group workshops. As well as this Mark runs ROK!T, and adult based choir that promotes singing for all